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May 2018

Morning Paddle on Hubbard Pond in Annett State Forest

Friday, May 4, 2018,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Hubbard Pond
A flotilla of kayaks on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ken Paulsen)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous paddle on Hubbard Pond in Rindge.

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June 2018

Morning Paddle on Powder Mill Pond

Friday, June 1, 2018,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a 2-hour paddle on Powder Mill Pond in Hancock, followed by lunch on a lakeside porch out of reach of the black flies.

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Paddling Stumpfield Marsh

Saturday, June 2, 2018,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Stumpfield Marsh
A kayak's-eye-view of Bolster Pond. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for an evening tour of Stumpfield Marsh in Hopkinton. We’ll paddle the perimeter of this 82-acre pond, scanning the shoreline for birds.

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October 2018

Paddle on Ashuelot Pond

Friday, October 5, 2018,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Please note this event description has been changed from the print calendar.

Join Rich Taylor and Joyce Dailey for a paddle on scenic Ashuelot Pond in Washington.

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June 2019

Easygoing Paddle on Powder Mill Pond

Friday, June 7, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Powder Mill Pond
A kayaker observes sandpipers on Powdermill Pond. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for an easygoing paddle on Powder Mill Pond and along the Contoocook River in Greenfield.

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July 2019

Norway Pond Series: Sunset Paddle

Friday, July 26, 2019,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Norway Pond

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a leisurely sunset paddle around Norway Pond, where we’ll search for signs of beavers, birds, and turtles.

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August 2019

Norway Pond Series: Birding by Boat

Friday, August 16, 2019,
8:00 am
to 9:30 am
Norway Pond
KSC conservation interns Lauren Peyser (left) and Audrey Kaiser (right) paddle with KSC faculty supervisor Karen Seaver (middle) to Harris Center-protected land on the shoreline of Nubanusit Lake.

Join master birder Phil Brown for an early morning paddle in search of feathered friends on Norway Pond.

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Norway Pond Series: Old Home Day Paddle Party

Sunday, August 18, 2019,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Norway Pond
A canoe floats on Norway Pond in Hancock, with the town church and barn in the background. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Come start a new tradition with a late morning paddle around Hancock’s town gem! We’ll circumnavigate the pond, glimpsing back toward the hustle and bustle of Hancock’s Old Home Day as well as the church steeple and its beautiful arching barn.

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September 2019

Source to Sea Cleanup

Friday, September 27, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019
A volunteer participates in the Source to Sea Cleanup. (photo © Connecticut River Conservancy)

Make a difference for our local rivers during the Connecticut River Conservancy’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup! In the Monadnock Region, we’ll focus on Beaver Brook and the Ashuelot River in Keene and Swanzey.

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October 2019

Harris Center Classic: Great Meadow Paddle

Saturday, October 26, 2019,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Great Meadow
Kayakers paddle at the outlet of the Great Meadow in Harrisville. (photo © Nelson Trails Group)

Join Kathy Schillemat and Al Stoops for a Harris Center favorite: an autumn paddle from Nelson into Harrisville through beautiful Great Meadow.

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June 2020

Paddling for Eagles

Thursday, June 25,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
Four people -- in two canoes -- paddle across Lake Nubanusit, on their way to Spoonwood Pond. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center director Jeremy Wilson and ecologist Brett Amy Thelen for a paddle on Nubanusit Lake to look for loons and nesting Bald Eagles. Hear about the work the Harris Center has done to protect the shorelines of Nubanusit and nearby Spoonwood Pond, and learn about the history of nesting eagles on this lake.

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